Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Challenge!

Not going to lie this has been a pretty hard sunday for me. One of my really good friends Allisa Berry has been given one week to live because a tumor has spread too big too fast in her brain. A week?!  Isn't that crazy. The worst part is she gets to spend the last week in pain with terrible headaches. I feel really bad for her. I have never lost someone I have been close to before. But you know? It is an amazing time to think about what the plan of salvation really means to me. And if I really believe it. Do I think that there really is a life after death? Or that it is a loving place? Or that this is the true gospel? I may not know everything but the peace I feel tells me that there is life after we die. And the place that we go is going to be a place of love, a kind of love that you have never felt before. You may have gotten sneak peeks at that love with amazing family moments or profound spiritual experience but just wait until you feel all the love that Christ has to offer. And I know that this gospel is true. I also know that we were each given a plan before we came on this earth. A loving Heavenly Father loved us so much that he put so much time and effort into this plan. Christ, our loving older brother was willing to sacrifice himself so that that plan could bring us back to his and our Father's presence. So this Christmas season lets remember everything Christ has done for us. I would also like to challenge you to think of something that we can give Christ for Christmas. After all isn't it his birthday? It could be a habit that we are going to give up, or maybe a new one that we are going to start, or maybe serving someone in need. I challenge you think of something. I promise it will make your Christmas more meaningful. :)